Agenda for Thursday, February 02, 2012

Senate Committees

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Early Learning & K-12 Education
Economic Development, Trade & Innovation Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters
Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections Health & Long-Term Care
Human Services & Corrections Judiciary
Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection Transportation
Ways & Means

Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development* -  02/02/12  10:00 am

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 2/1/2012 at 2:34 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6313 - Providing consistency in water resource terminology and policy.
  2. SB 6312 - Promoting job creation by ensuring access to human domestic water for home construction.
  3. SB 6311 - Requiring proof of concept for water resource mitigation alternatives for human domestic needs in rural areas.
  4. SB 6152 - Streamlining water right permitting and appeals.
  5. SB 5996 - Concerning contiguous land under the current use open space property tax programs.
  6. SB 6431 - Harmonizing federal exemptions for agriculture practices with state law.
  7. SB 5631 - Concerning miscellaneous provisions regulated by the department of agriculture.

Other business.

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Early Learning & K-12 Education* -  02/02/12  1:30 pm

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 1
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Economic Development, Trade & Innovation* -  02/02/12  1:30 pm

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

MEETING CANCELLED.



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Energy, Natural Resources & Marine Waters* -  02/02/12  1:30 pm

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 2
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 2/2/2012 at 4:25 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. SGA 9225 - Phil Rockefeller, Member, Salmon Recovery Funding Board.
  2. SB 6170 - Establishing the working waterfront redevelopment jobs act.
  3. SB 6169 - Establishing the ocean policy advisory council.
  4. SB 6135 - Regarding enforcement of fish and wildlife violations.
  5. SB 6139 - Regarding large wild carnivore conflict management.
  6. SB 6137 - Providing an affirmative defense to the unlawful taking of endangered fish or wildlife when the incident involves a gray wolf.
  7. SB 6406 - Modifying programs that provide for the protection of the state's natural resources.
  8. SB 6414 - Authorizing advisory opinions regarding whether an electric generation project or conservation resource qualifies to meet a target under RCW 19.285.040.
  9. SB 6559 - Modifying the definition of nonpower attributes in the energy independence act.
  10. SB 6561 - Adding spent pulping liquors and liquors derived from algae and other sources to the definition of renewable resource in the energy independence act.

Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections* -  02/02/12  10:00 am

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 2
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 2/1/2012 at 11:02 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6464 - Requiring the governor to sign certain significant legislative rules.
  2. SB 6498 - Modifying write-in voting provisions.
  3. SB 6536 - Concerning ferry and flood control zone district functions and taxing authorities.
  4. SB 6470 - Authorizing benefit charges for the enhancement of fire protection services. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SJM 8014 - Requesting a reduction in federal military spending by ending the war in Afghanistan.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6186 - Concerning limitations on the taxing authority of counties for emergency medical services.
  2. SB 6381 - Enacting the Washington voting rights act of 2012.
  3. SB 6452 - Concerning veterans' assistance levies.
  4. SB 6507 - Establishing the Walla Walla state veterans' home.
  5. SB 6180 - Reducing costs and inefficiencies in elections.
  6. SB 6147 - Creating a procedure for the state's retrocession of civil and criminal jurisdiction over Indian tribes and Indian country.
  7. SB 6165 - Creating flexible conservation futures taxing districts.
  8. SB 6332 - Expanding availability of the competitive grant program for arts and cultural facilities.
  9. SB 6372 - Reducing nontax administration costs associated with the conduct of city and county operations.
  10. SB 6365 - Waiving and clarifying certain requirements for port district small public works projects.
  11. SB 6535 - Clarifying provisions establishing subzones in countywide flood control zone districts.
  12. SSB 5049 - Implementing recommendations of the sunshine committee.
  13. SB 6056 - Concerning legal defense funds of candidates and public officials.
  14. SB 6529 - Changing requirements for electioneering communications.
  15. SB 6109 - Exempting video and audio recordings of closed executive session meetings from public inspection and copying.
  16. SB 6459 - Addressing membership on city disability boards.
  17. SB 6523 - Concerning resident curators of state properties.
  18. SB 6194 - Concerning the administration of medical expense plans for state government retirees.
  19. SB 6490 - Clarifying the number of employees within certain classifications within the consolidated technology services agency.
  20. SB 6146 - Clarifying restrictions on the use of the public records act for the purpose of obtaining records for commercial or profit-making purposes.
  21. SB 6351 - Regarding inspection and copying of any public record.
  22. SB 6448 - Concerning fiscal impact statements in the voters' pamphlet.
  23. SB 6190 - Addressing the designation of urban growth areas.
  24. SB 6417 - Concerning activities prohibited at a voting center or ballot drop location.
  25. SB 6574 - Authorizing certain cities in which stadium and exhibition centers are located to impose admissions taxes in limited circumstances.
  26. SB 6464 - Requiring the governor to sign certain significant legislative rules.
  27. SB 6470 - Authorizing benefit charges for the enhancement of fire protection services.
  28. SB 6498 - Modifying write-in voting provisions.
  29. SB 6536 - Concerning ferry and flood control zone district functions and taxing authorities.
  30. SJM 8014 - Requesting a reduction in federal military spending by ending the war in Afghanistan.
  31. SB 6521 - Increasing flexibility and diversity of local government revenue.

If draft bills, proposed substitutes, or striking amendments are to be heard, they can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee’s website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/GO/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Health & Long-Term Care* -  02/02/12  12:15 pm

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 2/2/2012 at 8:57 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6556 - Establishing a diabetes action team public-private partnership.
  2. SJM 8017 - Requesting that the Drug Enforcement Administration reclassify medical marijuana as a Schedule II drug.
  3. SB 6440 - Providing health care purchasing options for individuals and small employers.
  4. SB 6403 - Removing financial barriers to persons seeking vulnerable adult protection orders.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6412 - Assisting persons seeking individual health benefit plan coverage when their prior carrier has terminated individual coverage.
  2. SB 6546 - Concerning preventative care and screenings for children in medicaid managed care contracts.
  3. SB 6442 - Establishing a consolidating purchasing system for public school employees.
  4. SB 6126 - Concerning dental practitioners.
  5. SB 6307 - Concerning nursing staffing practices at hospitals.
  6. SB 6403 - Removing financial barriers to persons seeking vulnerable adult protection orders.
  7. SB 6556 - Establishing a diabetes action team public-private partnership.
  8. SJM 8017 - Requesting that the Drug Enforcement Administration reclassify medical marijuana as a Schedule II drug.
  9. SB 6428 - Requiring a direct patient-provider primary care practice services option for public employees.
  10. SB 6384 - Ensuring that persons with developmental disabilities be given the opportunity to transition to a community access program after enrollment in an employment program.
  11. SB 6466 - Concerning fraud prevention and detection in the medicaid and the children's health insurance program.
  12. SB 6517 - Regarding hospital financing and tax preference eligibility.
  13. SB 6440 - Providing health care purchasing options for individuals and small employers.
  14. SB 6096 - Regulating the practices of pharmacy benefits managers.
  15. SB 6346 - Harmonizing state requirements regarding discrimination against health care providers with federal requirements.
  16. SB 6241 - Limiting prescription drug cost-sharing obligations and out-of-pocket expenses.

Other business.

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Health & Long-Term Care* -  02/02/12  1:30 pm

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 1/31/2012 at 2:27 PM

Public Hearing:  Continuation of 12:15 p.m. meeting.

Possible Executive Session:  Continuation of 12:15 p.m. meeting.

Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections* -  02/02/12  10:00 am

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 1
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 2/1/2012 at 8:20 AM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6511 - Concerning court procedures for review of petitions for protection orders.
  2. SB 6494 - Improving truancy procedures by changing the applicability of mandatory truancy petition filing provisions to children under seventeen years of age, requiring initial petitions to contain information about the child's academic status, prohibiting issuance of a bench warrant at an initial truancy status hearing, and modifying school district reporting requirements after the court assumes jurisdiction in a truancy case.
  3. SB 6508 - Authorizing waivers from certain DSHS overpayment recovery efforts.
  4. SB 6531 - Concerning health care services for incarcerated offenders.
  5. SB 6575 - Granting extraordinary medical placement to offenders under certain conditions.

Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Human Services & Corrections -  02/02/12  6:00 pm

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 1
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  To be announced.

Executive Session:  
  1. To be announced.
  2. ESSB 5605 - Limiting governmental liability for various activities.
  3. SB 5971 - Modifying requirements for certain mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect.
  4. SB 5991 - Extending mandatory child abuse reporting requirements to specified employees of institutions of higher education.
  5. SB 6010 - Concerning worker safety at state hospitals.
  6. SB 6153 - Regarding school attendance of children whose parents or guardians receive state assistance.
  7. SB 6167 - Regarding criminal identification system information for entities providing emergency shelter, interim housing, or transitional housing.
  8. SB 6204 - Modifying community supervision provisions.
  9. SB 6226 - Concerning authorization periods for subsidized child care.
  10. SB 6240 - Modifying provisions relating to orders of disposition for juveniles.
  11. SB 6292 - Making juvenile records confidential.
  12. SB 6328 - Creating a retired active license for mental health professionals.
  13. SB 6347 - Regarding cost savings and efficiencies in mailing notices of possible license suspension for noncompliance with child support orders.
  14. SB 6386 - Enacting measures to reduce public assistance fraud.
  15. SB 6389 - Creating the crime victims' services account.
  16. SB 6407 - Providing transitional reentry housing through the department of corrections.
  17. SB 6411 - Concerning expenditures of the WorkFirst program.
  18. SB 6427 - Improving protections for incapacitated adults.
  19. SB 6462 - Concerning determination of income and resources for the purposes of eligibility for public assistance.
  20. SB 6492 - Improving timeliness, efficiency, and accountability of forensic resource utilization associated with competency to stand trial.
  21. SB 6493 - Addressing sexually violent predator civil commitment cases.
  22. SB 6494 - Improving truancy procedures by changing the applicability of mandatory truancy petition filing provisions to children under seventeen years of age, requiring initial petitions to contain information about the child's academic status, prohibiting issuance of a bench warrant at an initial truancy status hearing, and modifying school district reporting requirements after the court assumes jurisdiction in a truancy case.
  23. SB 6508 - Authorizing waivers from certain DSHS overpayment recovery efforts.
  24. SB 6524 - Delaying elimination of the family policy council and the council for children and families.
  25. SB 6531 - Concerning health care services for incarcerated offenders.
  26. SB 6555 - Providing for family assessments in cases involving child abuse or neglect.
  27. SB 6575 - Granting extraordinary medical placement to offenders under certain conditions.

Other business.

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Judiciary* -  02/02/12  7:30 pm

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 1
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 2/2/2012 at 2:04 PM

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6489 - Concerning the issuance of certain drivers' licenses.
  2. SB 6260 - Revising registration requirements and fees charged for various criminal offenses.
  3. SB 6258 - Concerning unaccompanied persons.
  4. SB 6321 - Facilitating the sealing of certain unlawful detainer and protection order records to protect housing opportunities.
  5. SB 6122 - Concerning unattended pet animals with a choke chain.
  6. SB 6280 - Concerning robberies of pharmacies.

Other business.

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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection* -  02/02/12  8:00 am

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 2/1/2012 at 5:51 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6473 - Concerning shared work.
  2. SB 6533 - Exempting veterans from fingerprint and background check requirements for real estate broker, managing broker, and firm licensees. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SB 6416 - Concerning certified payroll records on public works projects. (Hearing is on Proposed Substitute.)
  4. SB 6571 - Strengthening the department of revenue's ability to collect spirits taxes imposed under RCW 82.08.150.

Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6564 - Prohibiting roll your own tobacco machines.
  2. SB 5412 - Providing remedies for whistleblowers in the conveyance work industry. (Session is on Proposed Substitute.)
  3. SSB 5341 - Requiring notice to injured workers by self-insured employers. (Session is on the Proposed 2nd Substitute.)
  4. SB 6309 - Requiring meals and rest breaks for certain health care workers. (Session is on Proposed Substitute.)
  5. SB 6228 - Making employment status discrimination an unfair labor practice. (Session is on Proposed Substitute.)
  6. SB 6476 - Regulating plumbing contractors. (Session is on Proposed Substitute.)
  7. SB 6302 - Addressing claim files and compensation under the industrial insurance laws. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)
  8. SB 6505 - Developing educational materials for assisting employees of self-insured employers entering claim resolution structured settlement agreements.
  9. SB 6415 - Requiring the development of an informational document for use during negotiations for self-insured claims.
  10. SB 6421 - Addressing the statement of intent to pay prevailing wages on public works.
  11. SB 6480 - Protecting employers who pay the prevailing wage on public works.
  12. SB 5650 - Allowing craft distilleries to sell their own spirits at qualifying farmers markets. (Session is on Proposed Substitute.)
  13. SB 6475 - Changing the criteria for the beer and wine tasting endorsement for grocery stores.
  14. SB 6477 - Concerning spirits sampling in former contract liquor stores. (Session is on Proposed Substitute.)
  15. SB 6486 - Granting collective bargaining for postdoctoral researchers at certain state universities.
  16. SB 6504 - Addressing noncompetition agreements for broadcasting industry employees.
  17. SB 6571 - Strengthening the department of revenue's ability to collect spirits taxes imposed under RCW 82.08.150.

Proposed substitutes can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee’s website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/LCCP/Pages/default.aspx. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection -  02/02/12  10:00 am

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Public Hearing:  Continuation of 8:00 a.m.meeting.

Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Transportation* -  02/02/12  3:30 pm

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 1
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 2/2/2012 at 2:56 PM

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6579 - Concerning the public disclosure of evaluation and testing materials for vessel pilots.
  2. SB 6582 - Concerning local transportation revenue options.

Possible Executive Session:  
  1. SB 6350 - Repealing the transportation innovative partnerships act.
  2. SB 6479 - Making technical corrections to certain vehicle and vessel title and registration provisions.
  3. SB 6304 - Incorporating motorcycles into certain transportation planning.
  4. SB 6331 - Authorizing public transit agencies to provide a bidding preference to bidders who exceed "Buy America" requirements applicable to federally funded transit projects.
  5. SB 6075 - Removing the notice requirement when an attorney or private investigator requests vehicle owner information.
  6. SB 6457 - Concerning preferential hiring of veterans by the marine division of the department of transportation.

If draft bills, proposed substitutes, or striking amendments are to be heard, they can be obtained from committee staff or on the committee’s website, http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRAN/Pages/default.aspx, as soon as they are available. Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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Ways & Means* -  02/02/12  3:30 pm

Full Committee
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 2/1/2012 at 12:14 PM

Work Session:  Transforming State Government: Lessons Learned from Oregon.

Public Hearing:  
  1. SB 6378 - Reforming the state retirement plans.
  2. SSB 5982 - Creating the joint center for aerospace technology innovation.
  3. SB 6091 - Concerning the maintenance of privacy standards by eliminating the department of revenues' authorization to examine medical records.
  4. SB 6557 - Directing existing real estate excise taxes to the general fund.
  5. SB 6545 - Transferring the powers, duties, and functions of the developmental disabilities endowment from the department of health to the department of commerce.
  6. SSB 5952 - Concerning low-income and homeless housing assistance surcharges.

Possible executive session on bills heard in committee. Other business.

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